South Carolina's Jabari Ellis says he spent part of his time away from campus mentoring kids: 'I took it upon myself to give them hope'
As we all know, this was an unusual offseason for college football as players spent more time away from campus than on it until their return in late June/early July.
Players were left up to themselves as facilities and schools shut down to combat the spread of the coronavirus leaving Gamecocks like Jabari Ellis with an unusual amount of free time on their hands.
To make the most of his atypical summer, the South Carolina senior lineman made the decision to mentor kids in his hometown of Holly Hill.
Ellis met with the media on Wednesday and shared his inspiring and uplifting message, as shared by Mike Gillespie of ABC Columbia:
— Mike Gillespie (@MikeABCColumbia) August 26, 2020
You can view Ellis’ full media availability from Wednesday below, courtesy of South Carolina: